Layers is a mashup narrative machinima created with footage from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2), Military footage from an Apache Helicopter in Iraq (Public Domain/Department of Defense), and Shadow of the Colossus (PS2). Recorded almost entirely through a sniper scope from the game, it extends the conversation about the relationship between increasingly sophisticated military technology and the drive towards visual realism in videogames. What happens to the relationship between killer and victim when they are separated by real and virtual distances? Adding the layer of virtuality through the videogame complicates this relationship even further.
Producer Joshua FishburnAudio/Visual sound, color